Chassis clean up

dlwilder

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I would like to know what some of the teams out there use to clean the chassis after the race or is there a product that can be sprayed on the chassis prior to the race to inhibit rust?? were always doing major clean-up after the races due to water. Secondly, if it does rain will they delay the race start??
 

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Cosmolean works great at inhibiting rust, just attracts a lot of dust> Have used liberal application of WD40 in the past works ok depending on length of race and amount of water crossings/rain/mud
 

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At the last Henderson SCORE race serveral years ago, we got hit with a monsoon with heavy flooding in the start / finish for the race. Heavy thunderstorms and there was no delay at all. As Sal said on the radio that day and I beleive it holds true, this is desert racing, no rain delays or red flags for weather.

I worked a BITD race last year in this same area with flash floods that put several inches of standing water in the pits - the race went on.

I dont think weather will delay this race and if it happens, at least it will keep the dust down so we can actually enjoy a great race. Be safe all!

Dave
 
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We use solvent to clean the car and Penephite for the treatment. It seams to work well for us.
 

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One of the issues with the WD-40 is that it dries quickly and doesn't leave enough of a film on the metal. WD-40 is nice because its fairly cheap, readily available and thin enough that it sprays easily.

A Linseed oil or even a sewing machine oil like what you might find in the aircraft industry. They're used to keep the insides of the tubing from rusting and also are a little less disolvable and take a little longer to dry up and disappear than something like WD-40. However, you'll find that its a little thick and difficult to apply in most cases.

What I've found works best is a mix of WD-40 and an oil like sewing oil or linseed in a spray bottle. A 50/50 mix or even a little less of the oil is best because it will thin out enough that the oil is sprayable. This will last a little longer than just straight WD-40.
 

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Desert racing is the only sport that runs just about no matter what...And this is why this picture stands true.

WD-40 has always done the trick for us.
 

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swiftracing5

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Desert racing is the only sport that runs just about no matter what...And this is why this picture stands true.

WD-40 has always done the trick for us.

Now THATS funny.(the picture)
 

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Turtle wax. Use it on all the aluminum too.

How many turtles do I gotta get to wax an average size 4-seater? What size as well? My friend always uses about a dozen small turtles. I hear the medium turtles cost more but work better. If anyone could share how many turtles they use and what size I would really appreciate it.


Ps. If I rub too hard my turtles feet get blisters on them, what do you guys do to prevent that from happening? I already searched for turtle shoes and could only find the cheap sandals from China. Has anyone ever used these on their turtle and do they work?
 

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We have started using WD40 or Marvels Mystery oil and Scotch Brite to get the rust off and Mop n Glo to seal it. The Mop n Glo puts a barrier over the metal and comes off when we pressure wash the car. We haven't had a problem with build up from the Mop n Glo.
 
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